New Game Boy RPG Dragonborne Takes Flight in January 2021

The Game Boy is getting a brand-new RPG adventure in 2021, with dragons, multiple endings, and that nostalgic green filter.

The Game Boy is getting a brand-new RPG nearly 32 years after the system first launched. Dragonborne from Spacebot Interactive releases January 2021 on a Game Boy cartridge compatible with all Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance systems.

Dragonborne is an 8-bit, turn-based RPG. Players take control of Kris, a young person scouring the land of Argon for traces of Kurtis, their missing father who also happens to be the world's greatest dragon slayer.

It's not just a family matter, though. The dragon is about to wake up again.

It might seem like a straightforward retro RPG on the surface, but Dragonborne has a lot going on underneath. It features multiple endings, equipment upgrades, collectibles, and plenty of puzzles for Kris to solve over the course of its 6-7 hour playtime.

Dragonborne is expected to ship in January 2021. Pre-orders for physical cartridges are live now through November 30 and cost $54.73. This release is just the latest in a number of games releasing for retro consoles.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Games Dragonborne Genres RPG Platforms Gameboy Tags retro gamesrpg
Published Oct. 28th 2020

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